John McCain opened Pandora’s box – Sarah Palin came out, but Trump was hiding behind her

The senator regretted his choice of running mate. In 2008, no one could have imagined what it would mean

By David Smith in Washington | The Guardian | August 26, 2018


Much has been said about the contrast between the late John McCain – war veteran, bipartisan statesman, noble truth-teller – and a man who seemed way less likely to become president, Donald Trump.